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I want to start using my hitch climber which I have had for yonks but never bothered with. I climb on chunky 13mm ropes and am used to a swabisch hitch for general occasional DdRT. I now only really do climbing surveys for bats and risk. What would be a good eye to eye to use with 13mm and hitch climber, and what knot?  There seem to be loads available at a range of prices from £10 to 50. First time I tried a 8mm and distel and ended up on the ground at walking pace, quite unsettling. Tried this week with someone elses kit and the VT kept failing to bite because it couldn't slide past the krab. I expect the hitch and e2e should end up being quite short to ease tending, but it's all a bloody mystery to me. Any quick advice welcome.

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I always liked this:

 


Teufelberger 8mm Ocean Polyester Eye2Eye Hitch from Honey Brothers. The largest equipment specialist in the tree care industry.

 

you may need the 10mm version for 13mm rope, I’m on 11. Knot wise I liked the knut before going to a zigzag. I would have to stop and think how to tie it now 🤔

 

 

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I found Marlow Boa at 9mm worked for 13mm rope. Get yourself 1m or so of a couple of different brands tie some of your own and have a play, just don't cut it to length till you find what works 

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Teufelberger 10mm ocean polyester with DMM triple attachment pulley with  a VT friction hitch. if you have a longer cord can put a extra rap on. I climb on it regularly but  use it more on my side strop my climbing rope is a 13mm teufelberger hivee rope. I’ve had no problems with that set up. 👍 

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Thanks all, I will get some 10mm, try it at a few lengths with a VT and if it works I'll get a Teufelberger E2E.

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10 hours ago, Martin du Preez said:

10mm teufelberger, the 67mm I think (the shorter of the two sizes) and with a knut hitch every time. Bites a lot quicker than a vt

Thanks. And just when I had made my mind up to aim for the 90mm. The VT is a heck of a long knot, I found it had too much scope to jam on the krab.

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Depends how heavy you are too, I find the knut binds but VT just right.

I've also used the 9mm Marlow Boa, current 10mm Yale silver Streak. Also have some Teufelberger Sirius, which seems a lot more slippery till it wears a bit. As gand says you've got to try a few but I think I cut mine 1.2m so buy 2m of each.

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